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Local comedian, author Kelly Stone publishes debut humor book, reaches Amazon Top 10 list

Copies of Stone’s book are available at Solid Gold Vintage Shop. Submitted photo

Local comedian, author Kelly Stone publishes debut humor book, reaches Amazon Top 10 list

Comedian and author Kelly Stone is no stranger to living a public life. For over a decade, she has been posting humorous quotes from her two sons, who are now 12 and 13. The result is her debut book, “Mom, What’s the Opposite of Guacamole?” which contains the humorous and often-oddly insightful observations of her boys.

Recycled treasures create garden beauty

When you look at this old window fitted with mirrors instead of glass, you think you are looking through a window rather than looking at the garden behind you.

Recycled treasures create garden beauty

These columns came from an old home being torn down and give a ghostly Southern archaeological feel to the garden. Photos by Norman Winter

Recycled treasures create garden beauty

Recycled treasures create garden beauty

Recycling is popular in today’s society, but the idea rarely conjures up visions of beauty. Mention the word and your first thought may be the aluminum can depository or even the blue tubs you place at the curbside for pick up. It seems wherever I go, savvy gardeners are making treasures out of items that most of us would never think of including in a garden.

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Above, Los Vaqueros Cafe & Grill's carne guisda plate —  perfectly seasoned and tender stewed meat in gravy served with rice, refried beans, lettuce, tomato and two flour tortillas. Below, Los Vaqueros' puffy taco plate, which comes with two puffy tacos filled with ground beef, lettuce, tomato and cheese served with refried beans and rice. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo & Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Los Vaqueros Cafe & Grill

When life throws you a curveball, what better way to find comfort than in Mexican food? 

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues: Juneteenth

My journey this week took me to Juneteenth and freedom. It started when the General Order No. 3 was delivered to Texas on June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, and was delivered by U.S. General Gordon Granger: “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.” Juneteenth has become an official state holiday. Yesterday it was celebrated in cities and towns across the entire United States.

Tanger Outlets San Marcos abuzz with launch of urban beekeeping program

Oh, bee hive! Alvéole partners with Tanger. Submitted photo

Tanger Outlets San Marcos abuzz with launch of urban beekeeping program

Tanger Outlets San Marcos is helping pioneer the company’s new pollinator project, installing its own honeybee colony on the center’s rooftop this month. In partnership with Alvéole, a social beekeeping company, the shopping destination plans to engage the community as it rolls out a series of buzz-worthy opportunities for locals to get involved in the program.


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